Our mission is to educate distinctive accounting students by providing high quality educational programs that combine theory and practice within a Catholic and Marianist environment. We are committed to educating the whole person by integrating learning, scholarship, leadership and service, preparing our graduates to add value to employers and society.

The Department's focus on students reflects the belief that doing so will meet the major objectives of key stakeholders, including those in the accounting profession. The Department recognizes stakeholders have additional objectives and is particularly cognizant of the critical role of employers. In conjunction with the University and School, and in the Catholic Marianist educational tradition, Accounting faculty members provide an educational environment and campus community that develops the student as a whole person ready to enter and grow throughout a productive professional, societal and personal life. The Department expects its students, faculty and administrators to uphold high standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

The Department's educational programs in accounting encompass a wide range of curricular and co-curricular components designed to emphasize the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for life-long learning and the ability to meet the demands of a dynamic global economy. The undergraduate accounting program prepares students to begin a variety of professional accounting careers in public practice and the private sector, as well as other career paths where an accounting education adds significant value. The Department recognizes the importance of diversity and the integration of globalization and ethics within its curriculum. The combined BSBA/MBA program, MBA electives and MBA accounting concentration are aimed primarily at undergraduate accounting majors seeking additional graduate education before beginning their careers, often as a solution to 150 hours CPA related requirements, but also to provide value to a variety of other qualified students.

We have a perfect solution for students who wish to complete the 150-hour CPA exam requirement — combine our undergraduate degree program with our MBA program and complete them both in five years. You can also add an optional graduate concentration in accounting. See our 150 hour accounting program webpage for more information. 

Our graduates are in high demand and have exceptional career opportunities.

Academic Programs

Prepare, analyze and communicate relevant information to those making business decisions. Through accounting, you will focus on an organization’s resources and how efficiently it performs. In addition to a major and minor, the accounting department offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program. For the latter, you can add an optional graduate concentration in accounting.


Get more than your foot in the door — get ready for success. Our opportunities and activities prepare tomorrow's business leaders. You'll gain valuable business insights, experience the spirit of service and develop priceless personal connections while also having fun.


The Accounting Club provides you opportunities for leadership experience, networking with students, faculty and employers, career advice and service. Oh, and socializing, of course.


Employers love Beta Alpha Psi. You will too. Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor organization that actively promotes and recognizes scholastic and professional excellence in accounting. You'll have opportunities for self development and association among members and practicing accountants. For more information, please visit the BAP website or contact udaytonbap@gmail.com.


Approximately 80 employers have recently recruited UD Accounting Majors via Career Services and Department Networking Events such as "Meet-the-Firms" (a campus career fair offered exclusively for UD Accounting Majors, sponsored by our BAP organization). As the demand for entry level accountants continues to rise, employment opportunities for UD accounting graduates will also grow.

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Faculty and Staff

Accounting faculty members engage in a wide variety of teaching, intellectual contribution, service and professional activities. Activities related to the teaching process and curriculum development are of special importance. The Department values all types of intellectual contribution, including learning and pedagogical scholarship, discipline-based scholarship and contributions to practice. The Department believes that applied and pedagogical research, including interdisciplinary, are particularly consistent with its mission. The Department is committed to a process of continuous improvement as it strives for excellence in accounting education.

Contact Us

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Department of Accounting
Miriam Hall Room 410
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-2242

Phone: 937-229-2429